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Media Release 30

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, February 4, 2020 at the Anchor Motel located 8420 1st Avenue North.

The victim will be identified after next of kin is notified.

At 6:05 p.m., the Birmingham Police Department’s 911 Communications Division was notified of a person down in a room at the Anchor Motel. Officer responded along with Birmingham Fire and Rescue to find an adult male lying on the floor. It was determined
the victim sustained a gunshot wound that proved to be fatal. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Details are limited in this investigation and a motive has not been established. There are no suspects in custody. Updates will be provided as this case develops.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

This is Birmingham’s 10th murder investigation of 2020. The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines set for all law enforcement agencies across the United States. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines do not require law enforcement agencies to include justifiable death investigations into the total homicide investigations counts.

**The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

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Media Release 30- Homicide Investigation